Emily is a partner in our Labor and Employment Group, based in the Houston office. She represents management in all aspects of labor and employment law, including counseling, litigation, and traditional labor law. Emily regularly advises clients regarding pay equity, diversity and inclusion, federal contract/OFCCP compliance, wrongful discharge, leave and accommodation, wage and hour issues, and on a variety of other issues under state and federal laws governing the employment relationship. She also counsels company management on independent contractor matters, exemption status under the FLSA, joint employer, covenants not to compete, employment agreements, and employee handbooks and policies. In addition to her experience representing clients in traditional labor matters under the National Labor Relations Act and the Railway Labor Act, Emily has defended employers in matters involving wage and hour disputes and employment discrimination, including claims under Title VII of The Civil Rights Act, the FMLA, ADEA, ADA and the Texas Commission on Human Rights Act. Her broader expertise includes advising clients on matters related to mergers and acquisitions and corporate reorganizations, including advising on due diligence, employee transfers, and negotiating and implementing such corporate transactions.